I made this castle cake for a 5 yr old girl. I made 2 8" square cakes with strawberry flavor and 5 cupcakes to make another story of the castle. For towers used two kinds of ice cream cones. One which has a broader base for bottom and cones for top.
I coated the base cone with white butter cream icing and top cone with pink butter cream icing. I rolled the top cones in pink sprinkles to give it a shiny look. Assembled the square cake on top of each-other and filled strawberry flavored whipped cream in which I added a little red color to make it pink. I covered the entire cake with same pink whipped cream.
Put the three cupcakes on the top of cake and one more cupcake on top of three cupcakes. I covered them with whipping cream as well. Assembled the ice cream cones on all four sides of cake and also on top of the cake. I used wafer cookies to make windows and doors. I used star tip to decorate the cake and leaf tip and various tips to make flowers and leaves around the tower.
I placed the princess around the cake and voila the cake is ready.
This was for my son's 6th birthday. He was really into dragons and I wanted to make a dragon in the moat but I know the cake would not fit in the frig for the jello to stay hard so there was no way I could do that. Thats way I went with the castle idea. The castle is make of rice crispy treats with black food coloring and chocolate store bought icing and chocolate kisses. The moat was lined with green fruit roll-up and then filled with blue jello. (I made the jello in a bowl and let it completely set up in the frig, then just before the party I stirred it up with a fork and dumped it into the moat. That way it looked like a nasty coppy moat not a nice blue pool). The trees were made with sugar cones covered with green icing. My son loved it and he got to keep the dragon to play with when the party was over.
For my son's 4th birthday, we decided on castle theme. I had only round shaped cake tins and a traditional oven(not a microwave). so i cut 4 circles into 4 squares and placed them together for the base of the cake. then place 2 round cakes to make the castle on top. i purchased the pillar cakes(brown ones) from the nearest bakery and used ice crem cones for the towers. i used cardbury dairy milk chocolate for door and windows. I used Bourboun biscuits for the fortress wall. and used rainbow sticks as fencing. i used rainbow sugar balls for decorating and wirting 'A'. i am very good at writing names on cakes so i decided to just put 'A' for akkshay. he loved the cake and was very proud of it.
This Castle cake is a 10inch square with an 8 inch square rich fruit cake stacked on top made from my own recipe. It is iced with ivory sugar paste. The turrets and towers are all heavy gum paste and modeled wrapped around some kitchen roll tubes. I iced the trailing ivy and made small blossom flowers with a blossom cutter.
The towers are filled at the top with gold balls. I used a pebble impression mat for the icing on the board, and a brick impression mat for the walls of the cake. The gold decoration is edible lustre mixed with vodka for painting.
I made this for a for a friend who was getting married in a castle.